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What's the Harm? - December 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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overwhelming and frustrating. Many of our survey respondents say they struggle with what they perceive as unwelcome and unjustified departures from com- mon sense. "I feel that many recommendations are generated by those sitting behind a desk trying to justify their job somehow," says Kamille Livingston, RN, direc- tor of nursing at the St. George (Utah) Surgical Center. "They're not on the front line dealing with the day-to-day stresses of the job and do not realize how much these reg- ulations actually tie our hands and pre- vent us from giving the quality patient care that we would like." Readers mentioned dozens of issues, but the 5 that drew the 4 3 D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 5 | O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T How strong is the evidence is to support the many recommendations and guidelines you're asked to follow? Very strong 14% Not very strong 32% Moderately strong 46% Not strong at all 8% Have you ever seen 2 or more facilities interpret and handle the same guideline differently? Yes 92% No 8% Do you think there are any guidelines or recom- mendations that need to be updated — that may have seemed appropriate at one time, but that no longer do? Yes 75% No 25% Do you ever feel as if your facility is wasting time or money by trying to comply with overreaching or unnecessary rules and recommendations? Yes 74% No 26% Outpatient Surgery Magazine reader survey, November 2015, n=360. EVIDENCE-BASED? Our Readers Sound Off On Recommended Practices

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